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“The Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground Laws”

Please respond to the following:

  • Consider the key reasons why some states’ legislatures modified the castle doctrine. Select an article within the past five years where either the castle doctrine or the stand your ground law was used as a defense and discuss whether or not you agree or disagree with the use of the defense by the assailant – did they successfully make their case? Provide a rationale to support your response and respond to no less than one of your peers.
  • In your response posts, if your colleague agreed the defense made their case, see if you can offer an argument in opposition that they did not, and that they should be convicted. If they disagreed, see if you can offer an argument in opposition that their defense should have succeeded.
  • Note: an exemplary score will include an original post of at least 150 words, with a well-written response to at least one other student.
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